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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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Maintenance for wheelbarrows, hand trucks and lawn spreaders.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 50

Tips on how to maintain and repair wheelbarrows, garden hoses, lawn sprinklers and spreaders.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 42

How to calibrate a lawn spreader.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 36

Convert a coffee can with a plastic lid into a lawn-seed spreader for spot use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 87

Tip on converting a coffee can to a grass seed spreader.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 41

Tip on marking your path when using a lawn spreader.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 82

Tip: Hand applicator for granular fertilizers can be made from two plastic flower pots.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 6

How to convert a tin can into an oversized grass seed shaker.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 8

Tip describes how to combine a bird-feeder filler and PVC pipe to simplify fertilizing trees, shrubs and individual rows in a garden.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 10

How to calibrate a drop spreader.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 41

How to make a long-handled shaker to broadcast granulated fertilizer or weed control in the garden.
GARDEN GATE #26 Apr 1999 pg. 5

Spreader for spot seeding or fertilizing is made from a coffee can with a plastic lid.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 64

How to make a line marker from a lawn spreader.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 28

How to build your own lime spreader. Entire unit is built of wood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1977 (v.24#3) pg. 146

How to choose a lawn spreader.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 155

Two-wheel fertilizer dispenser for the lawn is built mostly from wood.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 6 (312+)

Tip on fitting your lawn spreader with a wire-mesh tray (sifter) to break up fertilizer lumps before they can clog the mechanism.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 21